At the time, as in the two years of our daughter’s life, all her colds can be counted on the fingers of one hand, the status of the personal health certificate received in a month and a half. – Often long ill child, for us was a real shock.
In April, we hit the insidious nets of some strong summer flu that walked in our area, the temperature of 39 was kept for five days. We were even prescribed an antibiotic – this was our first intake of such medicines. And we quickly went to the amendment.
And so, when, literally three days after improvement, Anechka’s temperature jumped again, an abundant coryza and a barking cough appeared, which especially frightened me, I sounded the alarm.
Our doctor suggested that there was a complication after the flu, which resulted in inflammation of the throat, and prescribed us appropriate treatment. And now we struggled with the illness for five days, felt that we were recovering – and after another 4 days everything happened again! In total, a little more than a month, in our medical card appeared five records about contacting the clinic with the same symptoms, accompanied by high fever.
Cause for concern
My motherly instinct initially suggested that our girl did not just have ARVI. After all, she is strong and hardened baby, and with rare colds we coped easily and fairly quickly.
Even the first couple of renewal of the disease, I considered some kind of evil coincidence, but then it was obvious: you need to look for the cause of our health troubles, because I did not want to continue all those mountains of drugs replacing each other, which we were prescribed during that period aimlessly give your child.
We were prescribed a referral to a regional children’s clinic for a consultation with an immunologist, where our examination began with blood from a finger and a vein to detect the first group of the most common viruses.
It turns out that the enemy lurks in each of us.
As our local pediatrician says, mommies, whose analyzes of children from the first attempts reveal the root of evil, should not be upset that a virus or a bacterium is there, but rejoice that the pathogen has been found and is now known how to fight it. Indeed, some months can not make a diagnosis.
We were lucky – at the first attempt, the results of the analysis showed the presence in the blood of our girl herpesvirus of type 6 human in the active phase. What is this beast? It turns out that this is a standard resident of the human body, 97% of all mankind are asymptomatic carriers of which. They can be infected by contact and even airborne droplets – it just flies in the atmosphere.
In the children’s body, the virus is colonized up to 5 years of age and can live there, never letting itself be known. In our case, it seems that the settlement took place at the very moment when Anyuta’s body was busy fighting the flu. Taking advantage of this slack, the virus multiplied and moved into the active phase.
Its distinctive feature is the suppression of the body’s resistance to other pathogens. That is why we could not get rid of the series of respirators.
Moral of this fable
Our immediate task was to translate the virus into the passive phase using antiviral agents. But it is even more important to support and strengthen the immune system, so that henceforth he independently regulates the quality and quantity of the settlers of the child’s body.
So, we will continue our hardening with cool air and resume the decrease in water temperature during bathing, try to improve our health as much as possible over the summer, and, probably, will find some other method of strengthening immunity. Perhaps it will be rubbing or pouring, or maybe you will share your way of hardening?